Welcome to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Year after year, international and Canadian rankings place the University of Waterloo among the best universities in the world.

Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

Do you want to be a part of the University of Waterloo graduate studies community? Explore our more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs.



  1. Sep. 19, 2023Five graduate students awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
    2023 Vanier CGS Recipient headshots - visit link in article to learn more

    As part of a recent Government of Canada announcement, five University of Waterloo doctoral students were named as successful recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS). 

  2. Sep. 18, 2023Three new postdoctoral scholars receive Banting Fellowship awards
    2023 Waterloo Postdoctoral Banting Fellowship Winners: Joshua Foo, Ian Roberts and Saraswati Saraswati

    As the University of Waterloo launches its annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), we celebrate three Waterloo postdoctoral scholars have been awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, as announced on Tuesday, August 29

  3. Sep. 13, 2023Reporting health and safety concerns – resources for graduate students

    Graduate students engaged in work or learning activity can be exposed to workplace hazards, particularly during lab work, field work and even while engaging in instruction with students. Under the University’s Health, Safety & Environment Management System (HSEMS), employees and students have a duty to report hazards and to work safely.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2023Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium Fair 2023
    Engineering 7 main entrance, lobby and staircase

    Visit the Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) Fair 2023 to explore Master’s and PhD opportunities with Canada’s Top Engineering Graduate programs. 

  2. Sep. 28, 2023Making the Most of the Journey to Your PhD

    Join Dr. Leela Viswanathan, author of The Deliberate Doctorate: A Values-Focused Journey to Your PhD, for a motivational webinar on making the most of your doctoral experience.  After completing this webinar, you will have more insight into identifying and optimizing your skills, building supportive networks and relationships, and working through the emotional aspects of your PhD journey so that you can define success on your own terms.

  3. Oct. 4, 2023Fall Bonfire
    Cartoon fire

    Postdocs, graduate students, and their families are invited to join us for a fall bonfire on Wednesday, October 4 from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Laurel Creek fire pit (across the road from Environment 2). Free snacks will be provided! Register in advance to save your spot. 

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  1. Mar. 15, 2023"We are Family"
    3 crochet baby hats

    At Waterloo we understand that many of our graduate students are (or are about to become) parents who are trying to balance their studies with family obligations.

  2. Feb. 21, 2023Policy 30: frequently asked questions (FAQs) with answers!
    black banner with text Policy 30: employment of graduate student teaching assistants frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    Answering some common questions about the recently updated Policy 30: Employment of Graduate Student Teaching Assistant.

  3. Jan. 23, 2023Supporting student professional development: An individual approach
    Professional Skill Foundations

    In the academic context, we often refer to graduate students as if they belong to one group, defined by their engagement in graduate studies, however, in reality, we know that each of our graduate students is unique.

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